Weekly Wilderness Webinar 10
It was thrilling to watch this massive movement of wildebeeste, speckled with gatherings of stripy, zebra herds and followed by predators on the ground - lions and hyenas, occasionally fragile, black-backed jackals; and spirals of predators from the sky - the largest vultures on the African plains. We could feel the vastness of the savannah plains, the treachery of the rapidly-running rivers with crocodiles looking for bait, the seasonal rain, and the daily interplay between light and dark, sunset and sunrise.
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The first focus was on being community. Here were vast numbers of one species gathered together, sharing resources, but there was little conflict or competition. it was peaceful.
Dona commented on living in areas of London and outside of Paris where many different cultures lived together, like the wildebeeste in peace. Creating friendships and respectful of one another's diversity, because everyone wants peace. Conflict is unsustainable.
We acknowledged this was not the reality for many British people in London, or other cities around the world, where inhabitants seldom grow up within a culture-of- community, but instead within an isolating culture of city life, striving for self-sufficiency and recognition. City people often have to struggle for individual space - practically and emotionally, and the competition for resources leaves a feeling of angry deprivation below the stiff-upper-lip of dignified perseverance.
We noticed with the Wildebeestes that although they were a community, each individual made the choice to jump into the river.
We agreed it was important, within a community for each individual's rights to chose, be creative, and have their own unique individuality was important. In some communities that is ripped away when individuals are controlled and manipulated using religious dos and dont's or even by governments who legalize racism.
It was noticeable that being community for the wildebeestes was healthy because they were part of a well-balanced, harmonious ecosystem of many different species of flora and fauna, of sun, soil, water, and seasons.
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Our second focus for discussion on this weekly wilderness webinar about the Momentous Wildebeeste Migration was on flow, energy, and timing.
It is impossible to miss the energy and flow as the wildebeest move as if one organism through the river crossing of the treacherous Masai Mara. Their energy shakes the earth and their timing is dictated by the rains. They know instinctively when to move and their desire to fulfill their destiny rises above the fear of the crossing over.
Dona commented that if individuals could mass together with a similar purpose, like the wildebeest, together they could make a momentous impact.
In city life, where we are eco-alienated, the flow is split up and often in competition. We need to get back into an integrated wilderness place to reconnect the parts of ourselves.
We agreed the wildebeest migration timing was impeccable for their survival and procreation, it was internally motivated. Whereas our timing and how we prioritize is so often motivated by external factors - that deadline, the most recent email, WhatsApp, or Facebook message. We can often get to the end of the day feeling like our time has been spent 'putting out fires' and we have not moved forward in a meaningful way towards our desired dreams and goals.
Please join us on the next Weekly Wilderness Webinar this Thursday at 12.30 (GMT +1) to learn some amazing takeaway, life-changing insights as we continue to focus on
THE MOMENTOUS WILDEBEESTE MIGRATION
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